Brainerd: Matt Hagan Saturday report

HAGAN QUALIFIES NO. 2 IN BRAINERD BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 14, 2010) - Matt Hagan placed the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car in the No. 2 spot in qualifying for the 29th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, posting a ...

HAGAN QUALIFIES NO. 2 IN BRAINERD

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 14, 2010) - Matt Hagan placed the DieHard Dodge Charger Funny Car in the No. 2 spot in qualifying for the 29th annual NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, posting a 4.122-second elapsed time at 290.69 mph in today's second session.

Only one round was held on Friday due to rain. That run was aborted because of a mechanical problem, and today's final session produced a 4.678/174.73, in which the engine suffered damage. Hagan faces Dale Creasy in the opening round of eliminations on Sunday.

"It's great to be second," said Hagan, third in class points in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. The "regular" season ends here in Brainerd as the Countdown to 1 playoffs kick in for the top 10 in points in the final six races. "I think we have a good baseline to work off of tomorrow, and we have Dale Creasy in the first round. I ran with Dale as my teammate when I was racing in IHRA. I know he'll be gunning for us, so we'll have to get up and gun for him. We'll go into tomorrow with a new engine in the DieHard Dodge, get everything rebuilt and fixed up, and see what we got."

-source: dsr

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